As it glides along the highway, a sleek sedan turns heads, its trident emblem gleaming on the front grill. It can only be a Maserati. The elegant Italian car is an icon in the world of fast, beautiful, high-performance automobiles.
The Maserati company was founded a century ago in Bologna, Italy, when Alfieri Maserati and his brothers started building race cars. When the company’s focus shifted to passenger vehicles, Maserati added luxury to its well-established reputation for speed. Today, that combination is found in all Maserati models.
Every Maserati offers superb engineering and gorgeous Italian styling, plus the latest safety features and high-tech driver controls. The distinctive Maserati interior surrounds drivers and passengers in ultimate comfort. Yet each model has its own unique flavor.
Named for a hot desert wind, the original Ghibli from 1967 was a two-door coupe. The modern Ghibli is a mid-size, four-door sedan, and the latest model maintains the sporty performance, sleek lines, and comfort that Maserati owners expect. Safety features include active headrests and a proprietary stability system. It’s available with Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel drive, a sophisticated on-demand system.
There are two options for a high-end sound system, either Harman Kardon or Bowers & Wilkins, to enhance the Ghibli’s environment. For a truly personal cabin, drivers can customize interior surfaces by choosing from various color combinations of leather and silk by Zegna, the internationally known fashion house. These sound systems and fabrics are also available in the Quattroporte and Levante.
When Maserati decided to put a racing engine in a sedan’s body, the Quattroporte was born, and it became the company’s flagship model. The name means “four doors” in Italian, and this car has always been a full-size luxury sedan.
The latest incarnation is no exception with its sumptuous, spacious interior that seats five and provides exceptional legroom for rear passengers. It boasts re-styling on the outside, such as its more pronounced grill and extra chrome trim. The Quattroporte includes some of the latest driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning. Refinement on the inside includes better ergonomics and improved sound-dampening for a quieter ride. The updated driver console is more user friendly, and the cabin sports the highest quality materials and exquisite craftsmanship.
There are two distinctive trim lines to choose from: GranLusso and GranSport. GranLusso takes opulence to the next level with Zegna silk interiors, a wood and leather steering wheel, and chrome bumper inserts. As the name suggests, GranSport features more athletic styling like red brake calipers, sports bumpers, and carbon fiber accents. Regardless of trim line, the Quattroporte is true to its origins – a big and beautiful sedan with a powerful engine.
Maserati steps into the SUV arena with the luxurious Levante, blending practicality and versatility with a sporty driving experience. The powerful Levante uses Maserati’s intelligent Q4 all-wheel drive for exceptional performance in off-road adventures, while staying true to Italian design. With a large luggage compartment and seating for five people, it’s perfect for family vacations. Whatever the terrain, drivers can count on intuitive controls and advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control and blind spot warning. The Levante combines Maserati’s exceptional engineering and elegance with the hard work of a sports utility vehicle.
The GranTurismo, a four-seater sports car, reflects the early days when Maserati was all about racing. It’s streamlined body, long nose, and oval grill give it the distinctive look of a race car, while its aerodynamic design ensures an exhilarating ride. The GranTurismo boasts a high-performance engine and provides outstanding safety. The interior lives up to Maserati’s signature luxury with Poltrona Frau leather, or drivers can opt for sportier fabrics and accents. Front seats are contoured for optimum support and comfort while cornering at high speeds. The GranTurismo is also available as a convertible for a thrilling open-air driving experience.
Covering the entire range of the luxury car market, Maserati has something for everyone as it moves into its second century.